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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Barrow County, Georgia

Clickable Map of Barrow County, Georgia and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Barrow County, GA (36) Clarke County, GA (159) Gwinnett County, GA (96) Hall County, GA (27) Jackson County, GA (32) Oconee County, GA (16) Walton County, GA (19)  BarrowCounty(36) Barrow County (36)  Athens-ClarkeCounty(159) Athens-Clarke County (159)  GwinnettCounty(96) Gwinnett County (96)  HallCounty(27) Hall County (27)  JacksonCounty(32) Jackson County (32)  OconeeCounty(16) Oconee County (16)  WaltonCounty(19) Walton County (19)
Winder is the county seat for Barrow County
Adjacent to Barrow County, Georgia
      Athens-Clarke County (159)  
      Gwinnett County (96)  
      Hall County (27)  
      Jackson County (32)  
      Oconee County (16)  
      Walton County (19)  
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1 Georgia, Barrow County, Auburn — 1983 — Perry-Rainey Institute
Perry-Rainey Institute founded 1892 by Mulberry Baptist Assn. at Appalachee Baptist Church, Auburn. Predecessors of Perry-Rainey Institute - Harmony Grove Academy, Mulberry High School and Perry-Rainey College. Named for Reverend Hiram . . . Map (db m14883) HM
2 Georgia, Barrow County, Bethlehem — Bethlehem United Methodist Church
Oldest Methodist Church in Barrow County, organized in the 1780’s. Services first held two miles N.E. in log house. In 1790 a church was built nearby. The present site was originally a camp ground with an arbor, tents & cottages for camp meetings. . . . Map (db m46843) HM
3 Georgia, Barrow County, Hoschton — Bethabra Baptist Church
Clayborn Dalton built an arbor for public Worship across Mulberry River in Jackson County in the early 1800’s. It was called “Dalton’s Stand”. In 1813 the church was moved on this side of Mulberry River near the Maynard Cemetery. Rev. . . . Map (db m16125) HM
4 Georgia, Barrow County, Jefferson — Jackson Trail
This is the same road over which marched the famous Gen. Andrew Jackson. This marker erected April 1926 By Georgia Daughters of The American Revolution. Atlanta Chapter, Atlanta, and Sunbury Chapter Winder.Map (db m19769) HM
5 Georgia, Barrow County, Statham — First Georgia Chapter Future Farmers of America
First Georgia Chapter Future Farmers of America was located at Statham Consolidated High School, Statham, Georgia. Organized October 1928 and chartered by State Association January 16, 1929. Officers were: William R Bowdoin, President . . . Map (db m180659) HM
6 Georgia, Barrow County, Statham — First Georgia Chapter Future Farmers of America
First Georgia Chapter Future Farmers of America was located at Statham Consolidated High School, Statham, Georgia. Organized October 1928 and chartered by State Association January 16, 1929. Officers were: William R. Bowdoin, President . . . Map (db m181830) HM
7 Georgia, Barrow County, Statham — Statham High SchoolIn Honor - Paul T. Barrett
Educator; 52 years service in education. Born Feb. 12, 1900 Ila, Ga., Graduate of University of Georgia. Taught: Maysville, Cornelia, Buford 1920-1933. Principal - Coach Statham School 1933 - 1957. Supt. Barrow County Schools 1957 - 1965. Professor . . . Map (db m17364) HM
8 Georgia, Barrow County, Statham — Statham House
Built circa 1850. Owned by M. John C. Statham. He provided homes for widows of Civil War Veterans; donated land for right-of-way of railroad; streets for town, and a lot for a Methodist Church -- now the city cemetery. Statham, incorporated Dec. 20, . . . Map (db m17348) HM
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9 Georgia, Barrow County, Wiinder — William PentecostBorn Nov. 4, 1762 – Died Jan. 27, 1839
Served 3 years in Revolutionary War from Dinwiddie Co., Va. in Buford’s Detachment. Lost an arm at Waxhaws, May 29, 1780. Remembered as successful business man, educator and civic worker, but most outstanding as devout Methodist minister. . . . Map (db m19763) HM
10 Georgia, Barrow County, Winder — 007-2 — Barrow County
Barrow County was created by Act of July 7, 1914 from Gwinnett, Jackson and Walton Counties. It was named for David Crenshaw Barrow, Chancellor of the University of Georgia for many years. Born in Oglethorpe County, October 18, 1852, he died in . . . Map (db m19070) HM
11 Georgia, Barrow County, Winder — Barrow County CourthouseNational Register of Historic Places
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m187092) HM
12 Georgia, Barrow County, Winder — Barrow County War Memorial
Dedicated to the honor of the Men and Women who served our country in World War I & II Korea & Viet NamMap (db m187298) WM
13 Georgia, Barrow County, Winder — 007-3 — Battle of King's Tanyard
On July 31, 1864, at the Battle of Sunshine Church (19 miles NE of Macon), Maj. Gen. Geo. Stoneman [US] surrendered with 600 men to Brig. Gen. Alfred Iverson, Jr., [CS], after covering the escape of Adams’ and Capron’s brigades of his cavalry . . . Map (db m23454) HM
14 Georgia, Barrow County, Winder — Builder of the Nation
This steam locomotive was presented to the City of Winder and Barrow County in 1959 by the Seaboard Air Line Railroad Company. It was placed here as a permanent exhibit in memory of the important service engines of this type rendered to the country. . . . Map (db m14528) HM
15 Georgia, Barrow County, Winder — Charles O. Maddox1887-1973
In Memory of Charles O. Maddox 1887 – 1973 Banker, Farmer, Conservationist Purchased and held for 18 years 1800 acres of land In 1954 he transferred the land to the State of Georgia at no personal gain His vision was then fulfilled . . . Map (db m187403) HM
16 Georgia, Barrow County, Winder — Concord Methodist Cemetery
In 1836 Byrd Betts, Pioneer Steward of the Concord Methodist Church, later to become the First Methodist Church of Winder, gave 10 acres land for the church and cemetery. Those known buried here.
Susan, Wife of S. E. . . . Map (db m17407) HM
17 Georgia, Barrow County, Winder — Explore the Unique History of Fort YargoA Changing Landscape
Between the Oconee & Ocmulgee In the late 1700s, the (Muscogee) Creek village of Snoden, present-day Winder, was located within the unbroken forests of Georgia's wilderness. Numerous waterways crisscrossed the landscape supplying . . . Map (db m187100) HM
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18 Georgia, Barrow County, Winder — 007-1 — Fort Yargo
This remarkably preserved log blockhouse was built in 1793, according to historians. There are several references to Fort Yargo as existing prior to 1800. Its location is given as three miles southwest of “Jug Tavern,” original name for Winder. . . . Map (db m22396) HM
19 Georgia, Barrow County, Winder — Fort Yargo's Beehive Oven
At one time, settlers used beehive ovens to bake all kinds of foods. Taking its name from its shape, the beehive oven can be found in all parts of the world even today. They are simple to build from clay and straw so there is little or no cost — . . . Map (db m187401) HM
20 Georgia, Barrow County, Winder — Fort Yargo's Cabin
Imagine this log building being occupied by 30 to 50 people while under attack by Indians. That was its purpose when it was built in 1792. Settlers in the area took refuge in the fort during times of threat or attack. When it was not being used for . . . Map (db m187377) HM
21 Georgia, Barrow County, Winder — Fort Yargo's Early History
Small forts sprang up across Georgia's Indian lands during and after the Revolutionary War. The Creek, Cherokee, and other native peoples were drawn into the conflict by the British and fought skirmishes against the settlers who were establishing . . . Map (db m187300) HM
22 Georgia, Barrow County, Winder — Fort Yargo's Frontier Fences
Settlers established farms as they arrived in new areas. They cleared forest and brush and built fences to corral their livestock, to mark their boundaries, and to keep out predators. The type of fence they built depended on available materials and . . . Map (db m187366) HM
23 Georgia, Barrow County, Winder — Fort Yargo's Living History Society
Fort Yargo benefits from a group of volunteer living historians who assist in maintaining the original 1790s blockhouse structure, as well as providing demonstrations of the lifeways and skills of the late 18th and very early 19th centuries. The . . . Map (db m187354) HM
24 Georgia, Barrow County, Winder — Fort Yargo's Log Structure
Fort Yargo resembles many log cabins built across the southern highlands, especially those of Appalachia. It is one and one-half stories, with front and back doors opposite to each other for air flow during the warmer months. It has a shake roof . . . Map (db m187400) HM
25 Georgia, Barrow County, Winder — Fort Yargo's Smokehouse
Fort Yargo's smokehouse is a reconstruction and is in use most winters. Smokehouses served to cure meat or fish with smoke and salt. Before the invention of refrigeration, fresh meat would not last very long unless it was "smoked" or frozen. In the . . . Map (db m187402) HM
26 Georgia, Barrow County, Winder — 7-1 — Glenwood Elementary and High School
Glenwood Elementary and High School was established in 1951 as one of Georgia’s first public consolidated schools for African Americans. Part of a statewide equalization effort to improve school buildings and preserve segregation, Glenwood became . . . Map (db m56487) HM
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27 Georgia, Barrow County, Winder — Hal Jackson ParkEst: 2015 • +/- 0.34 acres
Hal Jackson was a native of Winder, Georgia born on October 1, 1910 to J. Roy and Emma Jackson. Other than the time he served in the Army Air Force during World War II, Winder was his home. He married Katherine Adair on December 25, 1943, and they . . . Map (db m187287) HM
28 Georgia, Barrow County, Winder — Historic Barrow County JailNational Register of Historic Places
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m187086) HM
29 Georgia, Barrow County, Winder — Jackson, Walton, and Gwinnett County Boundary Obelisk
This obelisk marked the intersection of the boundaries of Jackson, Walton, and Gwinnett Counties from which Barrow County was formed in 1914. The obelisk location was the center of the intersection of Broad and Athens Streets. This obelisk . . . Map (db m187291) HM
30 Georgia, Barrow County, Winder — Marbury Creek Watershed ProjectProviding Flood Prevention, Watershed Protection, Recreation, Municipal and Industrial Water
Built under the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act 83rd Congress — 1954 by Barrow County, Georgia Oconee River Soil and Water Conservation District City Government of Winder Department of State Parks of Georgia with assistance . . . Map (db m173170) HM
31 Georgia, Barrow County, Winder — Rockwell Universalist Church
Organized 1839 — second oldest Universalist Church in Georgia. Located here near original site of Rockwell School, oldest school in this section, and Rockwell Masonic Lodge. Confederate Soldiers enlisted and drilled here 1861-1865. Church . . . Map (db m19548) HM
32 Georgia, Barrow County, Winder — Russell House
The Russell House was built in 1912 by Richard Brevard Russell, Sr., B. 1861 - D. 1938, and his wife, Ina Dillard, B. 1868 - D. 1953, who were married June 24, 1891. Fifteen children were born of this marriage. Judge Russell was elected Chief . . . Map (db m17288) HM
33 Georgia, Barrow County, Winder — 007-4 — The Stoneman Raid Battle of King's Tanyard
Closing in on Atlanta in July, 1864, Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman found it "too strong to assault and too extensive to invest." To force its evacuation, he sent Maj. Gen. Geo. Stoneman's cavalry [US] to cut the Macon railway by which its defenders were . . . Map (db m17307) HM
34 Georgia, Barrow County, Winder — United States Bicentennial
Dedicated by the Sunbury Chapter DAR and City of Winder in commemoration of our bicentennial 1776 — 1976Map (db m187294) HM
35 Georgia, Barrow County, Winder — Winder Railroad DepotNational Register of Historic Places
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m187283) HM
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36 Georgia, Barrow County, Winder — Winder's Most Historical Site
For years inestimable the CREEK INDIAN VILLAGE of SNODON stood here. In 1793 ALONZO DRAPER, HOMER JACKSON and HERMAN SCUPEEN and their families became the first white people to establish homes in SNODON. This same year SNODON became JUG TAVERN. In . . . Map (db m17349) HM
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May. 31, 2023